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Dance and the Body in Western Theatre

1948 to the Present

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Red Globe Press

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While the body appears in almost all cultural discourses, it is nowhere as visible as in dance. This book captures the resurgence of the dancing body in the second half of the twentieth century by introducing students to the...

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While the body appears in almost all cultural discourses, it is nowhere as visible as in dance. This book captures the resurgence of the dancing body in the second half of the twentieth century by introducing students to the key phenomenological, kinaesthetic and psychological concepts relevant to both theatre and dance studies.

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The first survey of dance and the body in 20th and 21st century theatre for students
Explores a range of Western dance, featuring key practitioners and performances from the US, UK and Europe
Performance texts carefully selected to ensure they can be accessed online or on DVD

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
1. The Body, Dance and Phenomenology
2. Writing Dance into Theatre: Antonin Artaud's Affective Athleticism
3. Choreographing Gestus: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) and the Evolution of Epic Theatre
4. Dancing the Wrong Side Out: Archetype in Martha Graham (1894-1991) and Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999)
5. Resurrecting the Dancing Chorus in the 1960s: Peter Brook's Marat/Sade (1964), The Living Theatre's Antigone (1967) and Richard Schechner's Dionysus in 69 (1969)
6. Dance and the 1960s Counter-Culture: Merce Cunningham, Anna Halprin and Postmodern Dance
7. Un-Masking the Social Mask in Post-War Tanztheater: Pina Bausch, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Sasha Waltz
8. From Decolonization to Globalization: Discourses of Freedom and Emancipation in Wole Soyinka, Alvin Ailey, Bill T. Jones, Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
9. Phenomenological Encounters: Theatre, Dance and Human Rights
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Sabine Sörgel is Senior Lecturer in Dance and Theatre at the University of Surrey, UK.

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Sabine Sörgel is Senior Lecturer in Dance and Theatre at the University of Surrey, UK.

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